Stewart Brewing to launch new Edinburgh Beer Festival

Stewart Brewing are set to launch a brand new Beer Festival in the capital this April

Published 29th Jan 2016
Updated 9 th Aug 2023

Stewart Brewing are set to launch the “Edinburgh Beer Festival”, Midlothian & the city’s newest dedicated craft beer festival, on Saturday April 16th.

Following the success of Stewart’s Summer Beer and Food Festival in August, Edinburgh’s local independent brewery decided it was time to dust off the marquee and host their second big-scale shindig.

Edinburgh Beer Festival

Adding to both Edinburgh’s rich festival scene and its strong beer heritage, Stewart Brewing’s Edinburgh Beer Festival will showcase a delectable selection of craft beers and breweries from near and far.

A full list will be released nearer the time, but to whet your appetite Stewart’s has confirmed its birthday spectacular. “We’re excited to be making our first wild beer, an imperial stout,” enthused Head Brewer Bruce Smith, the man behind Stewart’s impressive trilogy of barrel aged imperial stouts, Elysium I, II and III, released last November.

“Our brewers will also be joining forces with the Lake District’s Hawkshead and Oregon’s Crux Fermentation Project to brew up a couple of distinctive collabs.”

Indeed, unlike Stewart’s Summer Beer and Food Festival, beer and food will not share the limelight. Instead, Edinburgh Beer Festival will focus on innovative beers and leading breweries – which makes both events appropriately named, really. “But you needn’t fear for your rumbling stomach,” festival organiser and Marketing Manager Emily Gray explains, “as with a choice of three bespoke menus from local food truck favourites, all you’ll be left hungry for is another great Stewart’s festival.”

Enjoy pizza hot from Big Blu’s wood burner, pulled pork and ‘slaw rolls from Jones & Son and magnificent burgers and veggie delights from Fresh rEVOLution. On top of all this, there’ll be storming indie, rock and blues tunes from Leith bands The Alibis and Fight, Robots! Fight! Because what’s a festival without music?

Keen to promote the event to their locals, Stewart’s are offering a discounted ticket price of £12.50 to Midlothian residents in postcodes EH18, EH19, EH20 and EH23-26.

Early bird tickets are also available to everyone until February 29th and regular tickets are priced at £15. So join Stewart’s in raising a glass to great beer and kick off festival season in style this April.

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